Oral history interview with Philip Maisel
Philip (Falk) Maisel, born on August 15, 1922 in Vilnius, Lithuanian, discusses his twin sister Bella Hirshorn and older brother Josef (both survived the Holocaust); the occupation of Vilnius by the Soviets and then the Germans; the persecution of Jews by Lithuanians and Germans; the massacre of Jews; the two ghettos in Vilnius; learning to be an automotive electrician; the liquidation of the ghetto in September 1943; being sent to extract shale oil in Estonia work camps; being sent to several camps, including Dautmergen, Frommern, Schömberg, and Struthof; his jobs at the various camps; being sent on a death march; going to Ostrach, Germany, where they were liberated by French troops; going to Balingen near Frommern and working for the French Army and UNRRA; being a witness to a trial of the guards in Rastatt, Germany; his thoughts on Kapos; and his work at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
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- Maisel, Phillip
- Henry, Ms. Diana Mara
4 digital files : MOV.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diana Mara Henry
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